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Average Rating:    (3.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

This place has been around for ages. It is a mix of abandoned carriage roads and fresh cur single. It is known by many names but was dubbed the Private Reserve (PR) about 5 years ago. There are about 10 miles of the trails that all lead to nowhere and take a long time getting there. The area is small and the most has been made it, in terms of trails. Tight and twisty. Some man mades where necessary but mostly naturals. Great single-speed and XC terrain. Please ride respectfully. Also, avoid constructing new stuff and never cut down or nail to live trees. There is plenty of blow-down and fallen stuff to repair the existing structures if need be (though the elves tend to take care of that). If you are looking to "get somewhere" on your ride, this isn't the place for. The whole point of the area is to get the most out of the least. If you are going to cut or braid the trails, what's the point in riding a bike there at all. Stay home and rest instead.
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Latitude
42.48766904780903
Longitude
-71.22917175292969
Trail Directions
There are a few different ways in but no parking at trailheads. Please respect the neighbors on the residential streets and park elsewhere and ride in.
Trail Length
10 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Burlington
   


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
April 29, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: phipsi102 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Tons of twisty singletrack separated by only a couple of fire roads and surrounded by roads so you can't get too lost. Some small hills, nothing to burn the lungs too bad. Enough to keep you busy for 3 hours without overlapping too much. There are only a couple of man-made bridges, mostly natural terrain.

Recommended Route:
Park on Turning Mill Rd. in Lexington, under the Powerlines. Ride up the powerlines (uphill), you'll find two trails to the left and two to the right. The right side is a small loop (I think, haven't checked it out yet). The left trails each lead a long way down hill, and converge in a pine forest, where they continue as one to lead you into the PR. before the first man-made bridge, take a right, and you can follow a trail along the highway, which avoids all of the swamp and old broken-down bridges. Come back the same way. Enjoy!



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Review Date
November 12, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: galleywench ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Not bad for a lunch break, I spent an hour or so bombing around the switchbacks and up downs. Definately built by elves. Nothing technical that I found although my first (and only) elf bridge crossing resulted in a big endo into mud and rocks. Bridges are slippery (this time of year at least) and in disrepair and are best avoided.

Recommended Route:
Park at powerlines in Lexington off Mountain road. Ride up lines and go left.



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Review Date
April 24, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Tralfaz , from Bed-fud

Summary:
Rode this stuff last night and it's in really good shape given the rain lately. The paint-ball rats have been going mad dragging junk into the woods so the place looks like the presidential palace in Bagdad. Punch 'n Pie are both still solid as is the Trestle, though the exit has a missing/broken slat or two. Some of the bridges have taken a beating as well. Not bad though.

Recommended Route:
Park in town and ride in at the Powerlines from Lex. Outpowerlines to Peterbilt around by RT3/128 and down FairGame. Through the swamp and into the body of the system.



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